1. American Apparel’s window displays in New York City now feature mannequins with full, healthy tufts of pubic hair brimming out from its sheer lingerie.
2. A district visual manager for American Apparel in New York told the New York Observer the mannequin merkins brought something “new” to celebrating Valentine’s Day.
Dee Myles said the merkins helped to “bring rawness and newness to a holiday thought of as a romantic Hallmark holiday … by exploiting the lust of Valentine’s Day.”
Myles added it was also “important to have instances spark up curiosity and conversation about what we deem beautiful and sexy.”